EU to face difficulties without a deal on recovery plan, Budget Commissioner warns

By |julij 8th, 2020|coronavirus recovery plan, EU budget, European semester, Johannes Hahn, Multi-Annual Financial Framework (MFF), News, Troika|

If EU leaders fail to reach an agreement on a pandemic recovery package next week, “we will enter into difficulties,” the EU Commissioner for Budget, Johannes Hahn, warned during an event in Brussels on Tuesday (7 July).

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Von der Leyen calls mini-summit to push for a deal on recovery plan

By |julij 2nd, 2020|COVID 19 crisis, COVID-19, EU budget, EU recovery fund, German presidency, Multi-Annual Financial Framework (MFF), News|

European Commission president Ursula Von der Leyen called on Thursday (2 July) a mini-summit for next week with her counterparts at the Council, Parliament and German Chancellor Angela Merkel to work towards a deal on the EU recovery package.

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Merkel und Macron show unity ahead of all-important EU summit

By |junij 30th, 2020|Angela Merkel, Berlin, cooperation, Deutschland, Emmanuel Macron, EU, EU budget, European Commission, France, Germany, Kommission, Merseburg, News, Paris, Recovery Fund, state visit|

In a show of unity, French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel met on Monday (29 June) and reaffirmed their commitment to the EU Recovery Fund, voicing hope that EU leaders would overcome their current differences. EURACTIV Ge...

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Merkel on EU Recovery Fund: ‘The bridges we have to build are large’

By |junij 19th, 2020|Angela Merkel, Austria, EU budget, EU summit, EUCO, European Council, Frugal Four, German EU presidency 2020, Germany, News, Recovery Fund, Sebastian Kurz|

The European Council summit ended on Friday (19 June) without agreement on the EU recovery fund. However, German Chancellor Angela Merkel made it clear that she wants to act quickly, and the next round of negotiations is scheduled for mid-July. EURACTI...

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MEPs want Czech PM removed from EU budget talks

By |junij 19th, 2020|Agrofert, Andrej Babis, CAP, Common Agicultural Policy, conflict of interest, Czech Republic, embezzlement, EU budget, MFF, Multiannual Financial Framework, News|

A European Parliament resolution calls for Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babiš to be excluded from EU budget negotiations over alleged conflicts of interest related to EU subsidies received by his former business empire. EURACTIV Germany reports.

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No consent to ‘historic’ recovery plan without new revenues, MEPs warn

By |junij 18th, 2020|coronavirus recovery plan, EU budget, European Parliament, Multi-Annual Financial Framework (MFF), News, own resources, Ursula von der Leyen|

The European Parliament will only give its consent to a new EU long-term budget if the basket of own resources is increased to pay for the recovery fund, the main political groups warned in a letter addressed to EU leaders ahead of Friday's (19 June) summit. 

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Taming the ‘Frugal Four’: the challenge facing the German Presidency

By |maj 27th, 2020|Angela Merkel, Austria, Denmark, EU, EU budget, Frugal Four, German EU presidency 2020, Germany, Mark Rutte, Multi-Annual Financial Framework (MFF), Netherlands, News, Pandemic Recovery Fund, Recovery Fund, Sebastian Kurz, Stefan Lofven, Sweden|

The European Commission has presented its proposal for a recovery fund as part of the draft EU budget. Now the member states must be convinced, a task that will fall on Berlin when Germany takes over the EU Council Presidency in July, EURACTIV Germany ...

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2020 will go down in history as the EU’s turning point thanks to COVID-19

By |maj 26th, 2020|Angela Merkel, coronavirus economic response, COVID 19 crisis, Economy, Emmanuel Macron, EU budget, European Commission, European Economic and Social Committee, Luca Jahier, MFF, News|

In the two months since mid-March, the European Union has seen a change of course that was unthinkable at the start of the year. Entrenched taboos are falling away, and things that had been awaited for more than 20 years are happening within days and w...

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Von der Leyen unveils details of EU’s upcoming COVID-19 recovery plan

By |maj 14th, 2020|coronavirus recovery plan, COVID-19, EU budget, European Parliament, Multi-Annual Financial Framework (MFF), News, Ursula von der Leyen|

European Commission president Ursula Von der Leyen shed some light on her upcoming COVID-19 recovery plan in the European Parliament on Wednesday (13 May) but did not unveil the size of the updated EU budget that will underpin the plan. 

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Europe’s defence budget up in the air amid COVID-19 recovery spending

By |maj 13th, 2020|coronavirus, COVID-19, crisis response, EU budget, European Defence Fund, Josep Borrell, Multi-Annual Financial Framework (MFF), News, permanent structured cooperation|

EU countries should avoid slashing defence spending under pressure from the economic fallout of the coronavirus, the EU’s chief diplomat Joseph Borrell said on Tuesday (13 May), warning that the COVID-19 crisis could spark unforeseen security challenges.

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